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14 - SENIOR Health Fair - September 26, 2018 All-inclusive, independent living with no hidden fees! CALL US TODAY 479-846-0888 701 South Mock Street • Prairie Grove, AR 72753 479-876-2020 One Eye at a Time. Helping you see better... 2692 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista, AR Arkansas' Aging Population Boosts State's Economy By Karen Rice The Weekly Vista Bella Vista, Arkansas was selected by Forbes in 2017 as one of the nation's 25 Best Places to retire. And more seniors and retirees is good news for Northwest Arkansas. The state population is aging, and AARP Arkansas wants everyone to know that's great for the state's economy. The 2017 Longevity Economy report, prepared by Oxford Economics for AARP, explodes the myth that people 50 and older are a drain on the economy. In fact, older Arkansans are critical to the state's fiscal health. While Arkansans 50-plus make up less than 36 percent of the state population, they contribute 41 percent of the state's GDP, according to the report. Over-50 house- holds account for 56 percent of consumer spending in the state and pay more than $5 billion in state and local taxes. Six in 10 Arkansans ages 50-64 are employed, and they are more likely than younger workers to be self-employed entrepreneurs. Source:

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